Stepan Malygin

Stepan Malygin

Stepan Gavrilovich Malygin (Russian: "Степан Гаврилович Малыгин") (? - 1764) was a Russian Arctic explorer.

In 1711-1717, Stepan Malygin was a student at the Moscow School of Mathematical and Navigational Sciences. After his graduation, Malygin began his career as a naval cadet and was then promoted to the rank of lieutenant four years later. He served in the Baltic Fleet until 1735.

Stepan Malygin was the first one to write a Russian manual on navigation called "Сокращённая навигация по карте де-Редукцион" (1733). In the early 1736, Malygin was appointed leader of the western unit of the Second Kamchatka Expedition. In 1736-1737, two boats "Perviy" (First) and "Vtoroy" (Second) under the command of Stepan Malygin and A.Skuratov undertook a voyage from the Dolgiy Island in the Barents Sea to the mouth of the Ob River. During this trip, Malygin described this part of the Russian Arctic coastline and made a map of the area between the Pechora and Ob Rivers.

In 1741-1748, Stepan Malygin was in charge of preparing navigators for the Russian Navy. In 1762, he was appointed head of the Admiralty office in Kazan.

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